Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka Productions today announce the Edinburgh Festival Fringe run of new musical Parakeet by Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy. The pair renew their collaboration with director Laura Keefe following My Beautiful Black Dog, which toured the UK following a sold-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015. The production opens at Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall on 4 August, with previews from 31 July, and runs until 25 August.
In Margate, an isolated teenager forms a band and finds her voice with the help of a gang of exotic birds. A musical about finding your flock and ruffling feathers, Parakeet is a feast for the ears, eyes and heart told through irresistible song, poetry and electronic sounds. It’s time to discover the new spirit of punk: punk with empathy.
Rob Drummer, Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre, said today, “We can’t wait to unleash this punk musical from Margate on audiences this summer. This is a truly Boundless show, a real celebration of being young in Britain today, and in Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy’s truly unique hands will be a rowdy spectacular, full of heart and proving that empathy is the new punk.”
Gemma Cairney, Boom Shakalaka Productions, added, “I love that Parakeet is going to the fringe – for me this show epitomises how uniquely powerful theatre can be. Theatre was my first love within the arts, so being a part of this production team means a lot.”